PA deputy minister of information meets US officials
Published Wednesday 25/09/2013 11:59
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority deputy minister of information met with officials from the US consulate general on Wednesday.
Mahmoud Khalefa met with head of public diplomacy at the US consulate, Richard Buangan, Press Attaché and Consulate Spokesperson, Leslie Ordeman, and the US Consulate Senior Information Specialist Mr. Naser Ideis.
Buangan was briefed on the media situation in Palestine and the difficulties faced by Palestinian journalists in their work due to Israeli restrictions on movement, such as military checkpoints and roadblocks.
The meeting also discussed joint cooperation for media development and capacity building.
Mr. Buangan commended the PA ministry for seeking new opportunities for training Palestinian media professionals, despite the difficult conditions in Palestine.
Maher Awawdeh, Director General of External Media at the PA Ministry of Information, said that further training and infrastructure is needed to develop specialized Palestinian journalism.